Breaking: Loving science and books is nothing to be ashamed of.
If you're a kid and you like nerdy stuff, or if you have a kid who likes nerdy stuff, or if you once were a kid who liked nerdy stuff, you should meet Wil Wheaton.
Wow! What a friendly-looking guy.
Wil is an actor. You might remember him from "Stand By Me."
And "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
In addition to being an amazing actor/heartthrob/genius, he's also a confirmed, no-doubt-about-it...
So when a little girl asked him if he was called a "nerd" as a kid, he knew exactly how to respond.
STEP 1: Tell the truth.
STEP 2: Be honest about how it made you feel.
STEP 3: Keep being real.
No one can choose what they like. And if someone is being a jerk about the things you like...
Because when a person makes fun of you...
And they do it for a heartbreaking reason.
Because maybe they feel insecure. Or maybe someone's making them feel bad about their own nerdy interests. Or maybe they're mad about something else entirely. But the most important thing is...
Please go watch the whole thing. It will make your heart grow three sizes.